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Michael Idato is a Senior Writer based in Los Angeles for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Australian productions set to shine at Monte Carlo Television Festival

Australian productions set to shine at Monte Carlo Television Festival

While Australian actor Felix Mallard gets breakout role in CBS's Happy Together

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Death by television: the 10 most shocking screen departures

Death by television: the 10 most shocking screen departures

From wedding massacres to motor vehicle accidents, these are the 10 most shocking on-screen deaths in TV history.

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Dylan with a full deck: moustaches, milk cartons and Vegas dreaming

Dylan with a full deck: moustaches, milk cartons and Vegas dreaming

The 56-year-old star of LA to Vegas is challenging the "expiration date" of actors by turning from drama to comedy and taking to the skies.

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In the age of Facebook, Fahrenheit 451 turns up the heat

In the age of Facebook, Fahrenheit 451 turns up the heat

In the age of the eBook, Bradbury's Dystopian masterpiece about burning (paper) books is even more resonant, says filmmaker Ramin Bahrani.

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Origin of a Star Wars hero

Origin of a Star Wars hero

A series of spin-off books and the awful Star Wars Holiday Special offer fans an early glimpse of the Han Solo story.

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Star Wars prequel sees Han Solo take centre stage

Star Wars prequel sees Han Solo take centre stage

Los Angeles-born actor Alden Ehrenreich takes control of the Millennium Falcon from Harrison Ford. And loves it.

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Cartoons pitch to kids of all ages

Cartoons pitch to kids of all ages

In a single generation the audience for animated content has transformed, says Cartoon Network animator Daniel Chong.

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Wonder women: Supergirl soars in the age of #TimesUp

Wonder women: Supergirl soars in the age of #TimesUp

In the wake of Wonder Woman's cinematic success, playing Supergirl is a privilege, says actress Melissa Benoist.

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The real Versace: Emperor and ordinary man

The real Versace: Emperor and ordinary man

Behind the glamorous world of the fashion czar was an ordinary man with a rare artistic vision, says actor Edgar Ramirez.

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Transparent to end after fifth, Jeffrey Tambor-less season

Transparent to end after fifth, Jeffrey Tambor-less season

Plus, CBS boss Les Moonves confirms the studio's CBS All Access streaming service will launch in Australia by the end of 2018.

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'I sang my heart out': Jessica Mauboy talks shock Eurovision result

'I sang my heart out': Jessica Mauboy talks shock Eurovision result

Despite a lower than expected result, the 28-year-old singer paid tribute to the winner.

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